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the problem with feelings

the problem with feelings

Feelings are important. They are our primary motivator and they contribute to why we rise and fall. Without them nothing ever gets going. They make us feel good, and without them we wouldn’t feel the pressure to sober up and muster the courage to get out of the funk...

I’m only human

  I’m only human. What a defeatist cop-out. What a vicious and villainous way to make excuses. By blaming your misgivings and frustrations on the very thing that makes life beautiful. Our humanity. Look. I get it. I get the frustration. I get the disappointments....

dumbbell curls

  Bodybuilders call them reps. Repetitions. They feel and grip a heavy dumbbell, curl it up and down, and repeat. They do this over and over and over again. Set after set. Day after day. Month after month. Year after year. A lifetime of repetitions. A lifetime of...

setbacks and days of fog

  This is not an exercise in failure. There is a subtle but important difference between experiencing our mistakes and living with setbacks. Failure feels permanent. It burdens our soul. Setbacks, on the other hand, although we bear the same impact, do not produce the...

hiding in plain sight

  When it comes to having dreams, we always raise our hands in excitement.  When it comes time to buying the shovel and spade, and doing the work, the numbers noticeably dwindle.  When it’s time to finish what we started, and be finally done with our labour, the...

the beginning of the end

  I have been searching my soul this week, wondering where all this is going.  By the end of this December, which is quickly approaching, I intend to organize and edit everything I have written so far, and turn it into a book. I believe Diggin’ Ditches is definitely a...